our new art installation

Last week hubby tackled a project from the honey-do list - the kids' art wall. We had a blank wall next to the fish tank in the dining room that was driving me bonkers trying to figure out what to do with it. At first I was thinking a huge vinyl graphic something (family tree? growth chart?) but that wouldn't work because of the texture of the wall.

Then when school started the girls were bringing home tons of papers that they were so proud of and excited to show off - our fridge overfloweth. :) We needed to expand their art gallery/showing-off space!

So he made a trip to Lowe's and came home with hooks, wire and clothespins. After an hour or so he had it finished, complete with adjustable wires. I can have the wire hang with slack or straight across. I'm surprised he didn't hook a motor up to it to make it revolving! ;)

The art gallery changes daily, so you never know what you'll find.

(the broom closet door needs to be painted. ooh new idea - paint the door and put the growth chart on that)

Even shopping lists make the gallery! I was making sweet and sour chicken, and Colby wrote down a few things I spelled out for her that we needed Dad to pick up on his way home. :)

We want to paint/decoupage paper/stamp words on the clothespins as an afternoon art project sometime soon. They love their new wall, and it's fun to talk about what new things they hung up while we all finally sit down for supper at the end of the day.

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